McConnell’s Absurd Argument Against Making Election Day a Holiday

McConnell’s Absurd Argument Against Making Election Day a Holiday January 31, 2019

Damn, is Mitch McConnell shameless. I mean, absolutely shameless. The Democrats have submitted a bill that would make election day a federal holiday, which would make it easier for more people to make it to the polls to vote. McConnell says this is a “power grab” that lets federal employees hang out at the polls all day.

In remarks on the Senate floor, McConnell (R-Ky.) said Democrats “want taxpayers on the hook for generous new benefits for federal bureaucrats and government employees,” including making Election Day a “new paid holiday for government workers.”

“So this is the Democrats’ plan to ‘restore democracy,’” McConnell said, describing the legislation as “a political power grab that’s smelling more and more like what it is.”

The man who refused to allow even a committee vote on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for nearly a year so a Republican could appoint the next justice is accusing someone else of a power grab? The fact that he wasn’t immediately struck dead by lightning is powerful evidence that there is no god (or that god is a first-class jerk, take your pick). This is Trumpian-level lack of self-awareness and shamelessness. I can’t imagine how the man sleeps at night, other than on a pile of money.

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